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Citing Correctly

Why Cite Correctly?

  • To give credit for work used.
  • To provide users of your work access to related useful sources.
  • To provide authority to your assertions

The following are recommendations for citing various publication types. The recommendations are based on the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts and the American Psychological Association Manual, 6th ed. There are many different manuals of style and various publications have different requirements for references. You can find manuals of style in the library in the Reference area on the second floor in the WZ 345 section.

WebCite® is an archiving system for cited web pages and web sites. It ensures that cited web material will remain available to readers in the future. Using this system creates a permanent copy of the web page that can be retrieved at a later date, regardless of whether the web page has been changed or removed.

Web Sites that Format References for You:

  • EndNote Basic  
    format bibliographies in over 1,000 formats; Cite While You Write add-on for Microsoft Word available
  • BibMe
    free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting
  • EasyBib
    free for MLA format, APA and Chicago styles require a subscription
  • NoodleBib Express
    free vestion is good for one or two quick citations and not an entire source list
  • Son of Citation Machine
    helps automatically format references - MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formats supported

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